HOw to find competitons in New England

USPSA: Practical shooting competition is a test of expertise in the use of practical firearms and equipment. The challenge presented in practical competition must be done with the utmost safety in mind. - Area 7 Facebook group

Steel Challenge: Steel Shooting competition, for members of all ages and skill levels, through effective leadership, education, communication and administration. - Steel Challenge Clubs in CT

Practiscore is where any club can post any match. Check out the link here.


As a safety snob, please only choose competitions that are run by a governing body. This means they have a rule book and certified safety and range officers.  A few examples of governing bodies are: USPSA, NRA, ICORE, SASS, IDPA, Steel Challenge,   Generally, "outlaw" matches do not have the same level of safety or fun.

Bullseye (NRA Precision Pistol): Emphasis is on accuracy and precision, and participants shoot handguns at paper targets at fixed distances and time limits.

Torrington Gun Club

Home of the CT State (Bullseye) Pistol Championship

CT State Rifle & Revolver Association

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Sports: Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association® is the Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport in the Nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. - CT Renegades

​IDPA: is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual. - NH Facebook group

​ICORE: a revolver-only competition - ​Postal match

A Great Start Shooting School

Teaching Safety is my aim - One on one Coaching or small group classes - Pistol Permit Class